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Local hope Gael Monfils ruled out of French Open, to undergo surgery on right heel
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Local hope Gael Monfils ruled out of French Open, to undergo surgery on right heel

Monfils, who had reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open earlier this year, had struggled on clay and had already pulled out in Monte Carlo and in Barcelona

Madrid Open 2022: Novak Djokovic delivers 'best performance of year' to book Andy Murray clash
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Madrid Open 2022: Novak Djokovic delivers 'best performance of year' to book Andy Murray clash

Novak Djokovic ensured he would keep his No 1 ranking for at least another week by extending his winning record against Gael Monfils with a 6-3, 6-2 victory

Indian Wells 2022: Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas sent packing by Gael Monfils, Jenson Brooksby
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Indian Wells 2022: Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas sent packing by Gael Monfils, Jenson Brooksby

French world number 28 Monfils produced a vintage performance to down Medvedev 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 in just over two hours to advance to the fourth round.

Indian Wells 2022: Rafael Nadal escapes, Daniil Medvedev cruises, Naomi Osaka exits in tears
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Indian Wells 2022: Rafael Nadal escapes, Daniil Medvedev cruises, Naomi Osaka exits in tears

Rafael Nadal pulled off another great escape Saturday, rallying from two breaks down in the third set to beat young American Sebastian Korda in the second round at Indian Wells.

Australian Open 2022: Pumped-up Nadal, home hero Barty march into Melbourne quarters
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Australian Open 2022: Pumped-up Nadal, home hero Barty march into Melbourne quarters

Rafael Nadal survived an epic 28-minute tiebreak to seal his spot in the quarter-finals and top seed Ashleigh Barty joined him with victory over giant-killer Amanda Anisimova on Sunday.

Happy tennis couple Gael Monfils and Elina Svitolina thrive on married life
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Happy tennis couple Gael Monfils and Elina Svitolina thrive on married life

The tennis "power couple" tied the knot in Geneva in July just before the Tokyo Olympics

Gael Monfils claims 11th singles title with win over Karen Khachanov
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Gael Monfils claims 11th singles title with win over Karen Khachanov

The 35-year-old Monfils has admitted he has struggled for motivation during the pandemic because he does not enjoy playing in empty stadiums

Indian Wells 2021: US Open champion Daniil Medvedev stunned by Grigor Dimitrov
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Indian Wells 2021: US Open champion Daniil Medvedev stunned by Grigor Dimitrov

Dimitrov will face Polish eighth seed Hubert Hurkacz, who rolled over Russian Aslan Karatsev 6-1, 6-3 earlier on Wednesday, in the quarter-finals.

ATP Toronto Masters: Daniil Medvedev outlasts Hubert Hurkacz, Stefanos Tsitsipas stops Casper Ruud's streak
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ATP Toronto Masters: Daniil Medvedev outlasts Hubert Hurkacz, Stefanos Tsitsipas stops Casper Ruud's streak

Daniil Medvedev gathered his resources to stage a fightback in two and a quarter hours on the way to revenge for a five-set loss he took at Wimbledon against the number 13.

Halle Open: Alexander Zverev becomes latest seed to crash out following defeat against Ugo Humbert
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Halle Open: Alexander Zverev becomes latest seed to crash out following defeat against Ugo Humbert

After Roger Federer suffered a shock defeat on Wednesday, Zverev, who reached the semi-finals of the French Open last week, also exited in the second round when he lost 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 6-3 to France's Ugo Humbert.

French Open 2021: Local men suffer worst Roland Garros performance in 53 years
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French Open 2021: Local men suffer worst Roland Garros performance in 53 years

For the first time in the Open Era in 1968, there will be no 'messieurs' going into the third round of French Open

Dominic Thiem eliminated in opening match by Cameron Norrie in Lyon, Stefanos Tsitsipas wins
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Dominic Thiem eliminated in opening match by Cameron Norrie in Lyon, Stefanos Tsitsipas wins

Top seed Thiem, 27, lost to Britain's 49th-ranked Cameron Norrie 6-3, 6-2 in just over an hour.

Monte Carlo Masters: World No 13 Gael Monfils pulls out of event due to calf injury
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Monte Carlo Masters: World No 13 Gael Monfils pulls out of event due to calf injury

Monfils, the runner-up in Monte Carlo to Rafael Nadal in 2016, was scheduled to face Pablo Andujar in the first round.

Hamburg European Open 2020: Gael Monfils loses to wildcard Yannick Hanfmann in first round
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Hamburg European Open 2020: Gael Monfils loses to wildcard Yannick Hanfmann in first round

Monfils, ranked ninth in the world, lost 6-4, 6-3 to World No 103 Hanfmann, who had never beaten a top-10 player before.

Italian Open 2020: French star Gael Monfils subjected to barrage of online racist abuse after second-round exit
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Italian Open 2020: French star Gael Monfils subjected to barrage of online racist abuse after second-round exit

Often Monfils, 35, responds to frequent abuse directed at him and his family with emojis of black hands.

Coronavirus crisis forces sportspersons to contemplate playing behind closed doors while chess and poker go online
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Coronavirus crisis forces sportspersons to contemplate playing behind closed doors while chess and poker go online

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed hyperactive sportspeople, used to living out of suitcases, to grapple with adjusting to the new normal, which is to stay at home and maintain fitness.

Dubai Tennis Championships: World No 1 Novak Djokovic beats Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets to win title for fifth time
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Dubai Tennis Championships: World No 1 Novak Djokovic beats Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets to win title for fifth time

After saving match points to reach the final, top-ranked Novak Djokovic was scarcely troubled as he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday to win the Dubai Championships for the fifth time.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Novak Djokovic saves three match points to beat Gael Monfils in semi-final
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Novak Djokovic saves three match points to beat Gael Monfils in semi-final

World No 1 Novak Djokovic saved three match points to beat France’s Gael Monfils 2-6, 7-6(8), 6-1 on Friday as he set up a final showdown at the Dubai Open with Greek second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Novak Djokovic bolts into semi-finals; Stefanos Tsitsipas comes from set down to beat Jan-Lennard Struff
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Novak Djokovic bolts into semi-finals; Stefanos Tsitsipas comes from set down to beat Jan-Lennard Struff

In all, Djokovic sent down 19 winners to Khachanov’s nine, won 89% of his first serve points, nine of 11 forays to the net, and wrapped up the one-sided affair in just 66 minutes.